Installing solar panels is the answer

2015-06-03 06:00

IT is time for South Africans to purchase photovoltaic (PV) solar panels for rooftops, storage batteries and inverters, so that load shedding becomes a thing of the past.

One can still be connected to Eskom, but it would be as a back-up for long periods of cloudy weather or an above-average increase in electricity consumption. The batteries would be used as a power reservoir. The system would be costly initially, but it would add value to your home, business or factory, would provide continuous power even if Eskom power went off, would be profitable in the long-term as the capital cost would be recouped after a few years by paying lower electricity bills to the municipality or Eskom, it would reduce our carbon footprint and lead to a greener world and it is better, cheaper and greener than a noisy backup generator.

If we do not do this, we will be subsidising bloated, incompetent, corrupt and lazy municipal and Eskom officials, we will pay for increasing maintenance backlog costs at Eskom and will contribute to global warming.

This will ensure that as people reduce their electricity purchases from the municipality or Eskom cabal, Eskom would be forced to increase rates further.

This would signal a downwards spiral for Eskom and municipalities who live off profits made from selling electricity, until they collapse under the weight of their incompetent bureaucracies­.


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